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feel , feel chilly, disperse. they will feel chilly, despite the blue sky and sunshine and light winds. 5—6d. those temperatures will fall away as the sun goes down. high pressure remains in control. but underneath that area of high pressure, we will have a problem and that will be fog. we are expecting it to turn widespread gci’oss expecting it to turn widespread across parts of england and wales for the middle of this week and there will be some disruption at times. foggy start on wednesday gci’oss times. foggy start on wednesday across many central and southern parts of the uk and since some places it will linger. outside of the foggy areas, plenty of christmas and shy, more cloud, more breeze gci’oss and shy, more cloud, more breeze across northern ireland and scotland and that will keep the temperatures up and that will keep the temperatures up relatively speaking, so 8—iod, whereas further south than these, despite some sunshine, it will be colder and weather fog lingers, temperatures will be even lower and iam temperatures will be even lower and i am expecting that to be most
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likely across parts of the midlands and down into southern counties. where it doesn't linger, 0 degrees will be more typical. hello. this is bbc news with lukwesa burak. the headlines. fans travel to george michael's homes in london and oxfordshire to pay their respects as the world remembers him. russia says the bodies of eleven victims of the military plane crash in the black sea have been recovered and flown back to moscow. all 92 passengers and crew on board died when it came down shortly after taking off from sochi. bargain hunters turn out for boxing day sales but it's thought many have stayed home after already splurging on pre—christmas discounts. the former governor of the bank of england, lord king, says britain should be more self—confident about leaving the eu. he's suggested the uk would be better off if it was completely out
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of the single market. and coming up after the sport, we'll hear from alexander mccall smith — that in meet the author in about fifteen minutes here on bbc news. now on bbc news, let's head to the bbc‘s sport centre for bbc sportsday. hello and welcome to sportsday. i'm reshmin chowdhury. chelsea's winning streak continues — they're nine points clear at the top of the premier league. allardyce makes his point — the former england manager takes charge at crystal palace with a draw against watford. and thistlecrack wins the king george at kempton. good evening and
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welcome to sportsday. chelsea are nine points clear at the top of the premier league after a club record 12th straight win. they beat bournemouth 3—0 at stamford bridge — the tenth clean sheet of that winning run. two goals from pedro plus a penalty from eden hazard leave chelsea closing in on arsenal's iii—game winning record. it's important now to continue this run. infour it's important now to continue this run. in four days we have a tough game against stoke city, we have to prepare well. when you face the other teams, every
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tea m wa nts to when you face the other teams, every team wants to beat you. arsenal are up to third in the table — at least for the next hour — but they left it late against west brom at the emirates. olivier giroud headed the only goal of the game in the 86th minute, on what was his first start of the premier league season. just one in the end, from a special ci’oss just one in the end, from a special cross and a special header. west brom were very well organised and disciplined. if you don't score early you know that you had to be patient, not to rush your game. we knew before the game we absolutely had to win today, we had two disappointing results. it was not easy, mentally. the virus david moyes made his first return to old trafford since being sacked since being sacked as manager as sunderland took on manchester united. and it wasn't the happy boxing day trip he'd have hoped for. goals from daley blind, zlatan ibrahimovic and henrikh mkhitaryan contributed to united's
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fourth straight win as they beat sunderland 3—1. united are now level on points with tottenham. despite the win, manager jose mourinho still wasn't totally satisfied. idid not like i did not like the first half all, to be honest, i liked sunderland in the first half. i think they came well organised, good work by david. the team created difficult situations in the first half. i think the 1—0 result for us, maybe we don't deserve that. i know that you have a clear penalty, that should be a whistle, in spite of that the first half was not good. sam alla rdyce returned to football as the new manager of crystal palace, in their 1—1 draw at watford. it's three months since allardyce stood down as england manager, and three days since he was appointed as alan pardew‘s successor. ben croucher watched the action. if crystal palace plasma 2016 former left them sliding towards the premier league at this, optimism has
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110w premier league at this, optimism has now emerged. in sam allardyce they have a man with survival instincts, his players looked rejuvenated from the start. yohan cabaye's effort was not quite enough to get allardyce out of his seat, it turns out... palace opened watford up. allardyce had his ideal start. it looked like getting better when christian benteke had the chance to double the lead. what his boss would have made of this people penalty? watford had lost four in five so resorted to some old—fashioned lump it long football to get back into the game, it was still not working. they were handed their chance by damien delaney‘s penalty area wrestling. surely troy deeney would not be left wondering? no chance, his hundredth watford goal. wilfried zaha his hundredth watford goal. wilfried za ha threw his hundredth watford goal. wilfried zaha threw himself to the ground, lifting alla rdyce's heartrate through the roof. a better
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palace display, with allardyce picking up a point. the grand —— the chances we created and missing a penalty to go two up, that was the big moment. when we looked like holding on we gave away a soft penalty, did not look in danger after that, had not looked in danger after that, had not looked in danger at all today in terms of our goals or chances created by watford. we just have not finished and seen it off, sadly. it is a point and you a lwa ys it off, sadly. it is a point and you always respect the point away from home, but in many ways it is encouraging for me to say we dropped two points today. west ham are up to 11th in the table after they beat swansea 4—1. it was a third straight win for the hammers. former swansea forward andre ayew put the visitors ahead. goals from winston reid, michail antonio and andy carroll ensured the win. swansea are currently second bottom of the table. it was all good. we defended with
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numbers, with aggression. we were close to each other. when we had the ball we looked from the beginning of the game, even before we scored the first one, we had a couple of attacks that were really promising, so attacks that were really promising, so it looked like we would hurt them. it was like that throughout them. it was like that throughout the whole game. we are our own worst enemy right now, we are in such a rut. no matter how we start a game we seem to find a way to go down immediately. you feel that it takes confidence away. you try to hang in there, we speak about that at half—time, we start the second half with a repeat. we have to find an ability to be stronger, turn fortunes around. not easy when you feel like everything is coming against us in the moment. here are the rest of the day's premier league results. andre gray's goal gave burnley a 1—0 win over middlesbrough, champions leicester lost 2—0 at home to everton thanks to goals from kevin mirallas and romelu lukaku. manchester city have the chance to
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go second with a win the hull but are making heavy weather of it. yaya toure came closest in the first. john stones went off injured after 18 minutes, it is still goalless, although kevin de bruyne has hit the post. a point lift hull of the bottom. more commentary on 5 live sports extra. the liverpool forward roberto firmino has been charged with drink—driving. the brazilian was arrested by merseyside police after his car was pulled over in liverpool city centre in the early hours of christmas eve. he's set to appear at liverpool city magistrates' court on january 31st, the same day as liverpool face chelsea at anfield. it's taken them until boxing day but bristol rugby have their first win of the season — beating worcester 28 points to 20. the issue of head injuries was once again a talking point in the 13th minute — with bristol's tusi pisi sent off for this challenge on fly half jamie shillcock. despite being reduced to 1a men, tom varndell‘s hat trick gave bristol the victory —
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but they remain bottom of the premiership, two points behind worcester all three matches in the pro 12 were derbies. glasgow beat scottish rivals edinburgh 25—12 at murrayfield in the pick of the day's pro12 games. that ends a run of three straight defeats. these two contest the annual 1872 cup across the two matches they play in the domestic season, and glasgow went ahead towards the end of the first half whenjosh strauss bundled over. and the visitors sealed the victory with their third try of the game after the break, finished off byjosh dunbar. no bonus point for glasgow though so they remain in sixth in the table and end a run of three straight defeats. edinburgh remain third from bottom. cardiff blues won their derby at home to newport gwent dragons. josh navidi scored their third try to make it 27—16 just before half—time, but the blues didn't go on to get the bonus point they might have expected. in fact, neither side scored at all in the second half. 27—16 it stayed.
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in the late game, munster currently lead leinster1li—10. england bowler stuart broad has taken his first wickets in australia's big bash tournament, but couldn't stop his hobart hurricanes side from losing to melbourne stars. broad saw his compatriot luke wright hit 48 for melbourne as they overcame hobart‘s total of 188—4. broad struck twice late on, but the stars outshone the hurricanes, winning by seven wickets. rain cut short the opening day of the second test between australia and pakistan in melbourne. before the weather intervened, a milestone for azhar ali. a half century saw him past the 1000 run mark for the year. his unbeaten 66 helped pakistan to reach 142—4. to make up for time lost to the rain, day two will get underway earlier than planned at 11pm tonight our time. australia won the first test. frenchman thomas coville has knocked 12 days off the world record
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for singlehandedly sailing around the planet without stopping. it took him 49 days, three hours, seven minutes and 38 seconds. the previous record was set by fellow frenchman francis joyon, who took it from britain's ellen macarthur in 2008. coville set off from brest in france on 6th november, and will rarely have slept for more than three hours at a time. in horse racing, the highly—anticipated first meeting between the colin tizzard—trained stars cue card and thistlecrack took place in the big race of the christmas period — the king george the sixth chase at kempton. it was the younger of the two, the 11—10 favourite thistlecrack, with jockey tom scudamore on board who took it ahead of last year's winner, cue card. john hunt describes the closing stages. he is over safely, thistlecrack! a brilliant hurdler, surely crowned as a brilliant chaser. what a win, tom
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scudamore waving at the crowd. meanwhile, the other top—class horses behind him are fighting desperately for second place. cue ca rd desperately for second place. cue card and the others, they were the bit part players. it was a truly astonishing win on only his fourth start over fences for thistlecrack for colin tizard and tom scudamore. before we go, an update on the score in the last premier league game of the day, still 0—0 between hull city and manchester city. that's all from sportsday. there'll be more sport here on bbc news throughout the evening. this time last year, the west yorkshire town of hebden bridge was being hit by a deluge of flood water. homes, shops and schools were all affected and the recovery work
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is still going on. john mcguire reported from hebden bridge last winter and has returned to see how the residents are coping. boxing day, 2015. torrents of water smashed through hebden bridge with no respect for who, where or what they affected, nor indeed for the time of year. 12 months on and riverside school is receiving a visit from the children's laureate chris riddell, who has helped flooded communities before. sketching as we talk, he says he is impressed with the attitude here. one comes into the community and sees how resilient they have been in the face of some very testing and trying times, and the way that often brings communities together. the head teacher has been forced to add construction project manager to her skill set. it has been a long return to normal. the heating system is running, but not untiljust before easter. the children were fantastic.
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as were the parents. i emailed to ask them not to pull them out! some of the children saw damage both to their school and their home. everything was crushed and broken and we couldn't find any of our stuff and there was a massive canoe under our decking and we didn't know how that got there. it wasn't yours? no. we look downstairs and it was one metre high. it was taking up a quarter of the staircase. an essential part of the recovery is prevention. at this book shop, a local mechanic has devised a way to keep the books high and hopefully dry. i absolutely think that we wouldn't have survived on our own. we just all pulled together, we genuinely did. hopefully it's all behind us. but it does feel like you're tempting fate to say that! whether you think flooding is caused by global warming

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